In its continuing efforts to strengthen the administrative capacity of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), the Normalisation Committee yesterday informed that they have appointed a General Secretary in the person of the experienced Trinidad and Tobago native, Mr. Richard Groden.

The GFF NC also appointed Ms. Diedre Davis to the post of Assistant General Secretary. Ms. Davis will assume duties on February 24, 2015 while Mr. Groden will commence his on March 02, 2015.

The release further stated that the NC reached out to CONCACAF to assist in the identification of a GS for the NC’s tenure and CONCACAF recommended Mr. Groden who will serve as General Secretary of the Federation during the tenure of the NC and will demit office on the completion of the NC’s mandate.

Ms. Davis will serve as Assistant General Secretary of the Federation and will work directly with Mr. Groden in the coming months and will assume the functions of General Secretary on Mr. Groden’s departure.

Mr. Groden is a former General Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation; a position he held for 15 years. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the inner workings of the international football network, having served on many FIFA and CONCACAF Committees throughout his career. He also served as CEO of the Organizing Committees of five Trinidad national teams’ appearances at various World Cups including the Soca Warriors in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the Girls Under-17 finals in 2010 in Trinidad.

Ms. Davis, the release stated holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in International Relations from the University of Guyana. She has nine (9) years professional experience working with the Roraima Group of Companies; her most recent title being that of Human Resources Manager.

The GFF NC noted that they have no doubt that with the exceptional qualifications and experiences of the duo, they will contribute to the success of the federation as well as the growth and development of football in Guyana.